Mitch McConnell’s memoir coming in May _lowres

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a book deal. A conservative imprint of Penguin Random House said that the Kentucky Republican’s memoir will be called “The Long Game.”

It will be released in May.

In a statement issued through Sentinel, McConnell described his book as a defense and “more optimistic view” of the Senate.

The publisher says McConnell’s book will take on “many controversial issues,” from his conflicts with the tea party to his relationships with such leading Democrats as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

The 73-year-old McConnell, elected to the Senate in 1984, is regarded as one of Washington’s shrewdest politicians.